Who can provide sandbags

If your home is vulnerable to flooding, keep a stock of empty hessian bags and sand, or synthetic sandbags, ready to use

The Environment Agency provide guidance on how to use sandbags.

Hampshire County Council does not supply sandbags to residents to protect their own property

If you believe you are at risk of internal flooding you need to take measures to protect your property. You may wish to consider buying sandbags or other equipment from builders merchants, hardware or DIY stores. Please also see the Flood Prevention Guidance.

Some local borough and district councils provide sandbags for emergencies. Please contact your borough or district council for more information.

Local Council Sandbags held
Test Valley Yes, for those at significant risk of flooding.
Hart Yes. Limited in emergency situations.
East Hampshire Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.
Basingstoke and Deane Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.
Fareham Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.
Rushmoor Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.
Eastleigh No
Gosport No. Offer for residents to use discount to buy sandbag alternative.
Havant Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.
New Forest No
Winchester Yes. Limited and prioritised in emergency situations.